Los Angeles -- IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures announced today that the Oscar®-nominated hit Tangled will be released in IMAX® 3D in key Asian territories day-and-date with the individual countries' wide release dates. Starting in February, the film will open in select digital IMAX® theatres in Korea, the Philippines, Japan and Thailand, with other Asian countries to follow soon thereafter. Based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale ‘Rapunzel,' Tangled is an animated fantasy directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard and featuring the vocal talents of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi.

"One of the best ways to celebrate the arrival of a movie in any given market, in any part of the world, is to include an IMAX release," said Chuck Viane, President of Global Distribution for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. "Tangled is ideally suited to the enhanced image and sound quality of IMAX, and we're looking forward to offering audiences the opportunity to experience it in this very special way starting next month."

"Having witnessed the great success of Tangled so far, we believe it will be a welcome addition to our robust 2011 international film slate," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "Due to the worldwide growth of the IMAX theatre network, coupled with the program flexibility of our digital projection system, we are able to provide more moviegoers with more sought-after content than ever before - especially in this important region."

"Our partnership with Disney has been outstanding and we are excited for the opportunity to offer another iconic and beloved Disney adventure to IMAX moviegoers in these key territories," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment.

 

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Outstanding Ensemble Acting in a Motion Picture: The King's Speech

Reaction: Another huge blow to The Social Network's momentum. Actors are the biggest voting block in the Academy, so this award means quite a bit. The King's Speech seems destined to win the Best Picture Oscar at this point.

Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Reaction: Yawn. No surprise here. Great speech by Firth. "I'd like to thank security for letting me in the building."

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Reaction: Annette Bening needed to win here to still be in the race. Portman's now officially a lock for the Oscar.

Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Reaction: Another key win for The Fighter. Bale's first Oscar nomination will result in his first Oscar win. He deserves it. The guy is a true chameleon. The real Dicky Eklund joined Bale on stage. Great moment.

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Source: Deadline.com

Henry Cavill will play Superman for director Zack Snyder in yet another reboot from a major studio. The script is being penned by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Christopher Nolan.

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The Green Hornet was able to tally $15.7 million drawn from 5,320 locations in 64 markets. The superhero flick has made $61 million internationally and $139 million worldwide.

Disney is reporting that Tangled was able to rake in $14.7 million abroad from 43 territories representing a little more than 80% of the international market. The animated flick's international cume now stands at $254.3 million, which puts its worldwide total at a massive $443.9 million.

TRON: Legacy also had a great weekend outside of North America. The sci-fi flick grabbed another $12 million internationally, giving it a $196 million cume abroad and $362.7 million worldwide.

Black Swan tallied $11.4 million, leaving it with $29.1 million abroad and $119 million worldwide.

Other noteworthy grosses:

- Hereafter $9.9 million over the weekend with approximately 1.18 million admissions from over 2,200 screens in 32 territories. The international cume to date is now $42 million.

- Yogi Bear grossed an estimated $6.9 million with 1.19 million admissions from nearly 2,700 screens in 26 markets. The international cume to date is now $33.6 million.

- Love and Other Drugs: $6.5 million for an international cume of $53 million.

- The Mechanic brought in $4.2 million abroad on top of its $11.5 million weekend domestic haul.

The Dilemma was able to take in $4 million overseas, pushing its international haul to $11 million and its worldwide total to $50.6 million.

More worldwide numbers coming soon.

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